Hot Town, Summer in the City

One of New York's most fun and free phenoms, Manhattanhenge, is happening again tomorrow. What's Manhattanhenge you ask? It's when the sunset lines up perfectly with the city's street grid. If caught at just the right time and angle, its a beautiful sight.


photo from gothamist

If you are in town, don't miss it!

22 comments:

  1. I've never heard of this, that is incredible! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. And this happens every year, at the same date? -Gorgeous! :D

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  3. Blue Pen Lady10:02 AM

    Wow. I remember when I drove to Manhattan in April. te streets, the people, the feeling, it's fantastic. When I go there, I feel like part of me wakes up. I wish I could go there and see it, it's too bad that Ican't just press a button and teleport there. Yet, thank you for mentioning about the Manhattanhenge. I'll try to check it out next year :)
    From,
    The BP Lady
    http://thebluepenlady.blogspot.com/

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  4. Vinita11:08 AM

    How lovely...is it Manhattanhenge because it cant be seen from other parts of NYC?

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  5. MrsLimestone11:24 AM

    It can probably be seen from bklyn as well but the streets dont line up the same way so it's not as clear.

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  6. TwentiesGirl11:49 AM

    I have never heard of this before! It looks amazing! If i was in NYC I wouldn't miss it for the world :P amazing! 

    XOX

    www.allabouttwenties.blogspot.com

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  7. There was something I once saw where the same thing happened in the middle of a field down train tracks.  The tracks looked like gold.  Gorgeous. 

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  8. You're right. This is totally gorgeous. Too bad I'm stuck in Philly.

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  9. Nice!  Oh, how I miss "The City".  Are you going to capture some of it with your great photography skills?

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  10. Heidi @ Show Some Decor6:25 PM

    Oh, wish I was there for that! Amazing. :)

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  11. MrsLimestone7:05 PM

    It happens more than once a year but on all different dates. Usually I
    find out too late but this time I saw some early mentions of it.


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  12. MrsLimestone7:08 PM

    No, I'm busy tomorrow night so I won't be in a position to capture it.
    But much better photographers than me come out en masse.


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  13. Love the photo, I was wondering, and I know you are busy, if you had a chance to get my e-mail on where I can buy the molding and motif for my house from?  No hurry, but I just wanted to start planning for a room in our house to re-do = ) 

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  14. MrsLimestone10:01 PM

    No I don't think I ever got that mail. Not sure I understand your question. What molding?

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  15. I saw this recently on the news when it was summer soltice. It's so beautiful and I wonder how come I've never heard of it before. Thanks so much for sharing this picture.

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  16. Whitney Pointe8:31 AM

    How cool! I've never heard of this phenomenon. And looking it up on wiki there are other cities (like Chicago) that this happens in as well. I wonder if it happens in DC...hmmmm.

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  17. That is soooo cool! I wish I were in NY to see it. I haven't been for several years, but I just love the energy of your city!

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  18. Henge relates to Stonehenge in the UK, the standing stones that are similar to a sun dial and also an offer place. Google standing stones and you are amazed! I've visited the Brodgar standing stones in the Orkneys, which were truly impressive, but you find them on many of the Scottish isles! In New York the tall buildings are the rocks and when you have Manhattanhenge, it's a rare happening and time to make a sacrifice...

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  19. Amanda Z4:18 PM

    This is stunning! Thanks for sharing! : )

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  20. Wish I could be in town!

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  21. Joey Ross10:45 PM

    Always loved sunsets. Too bad I don't live in New York. Hehehe. :)

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  22. And sometime millennia hence, archaeoligists digging up NYC will think New Yorkers were hard-core sun-worshippers, going so far as to set up a whole large island as a huge homage to the sun-god.

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